Monday, December 23, 2019

The Irishman

2019, US, directed by Martin Scorsese

Parasite

2019, South Korea, directed by Bong Joon-ho

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Knives Out

2019, US, directed by Rian Johnson

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Love in a Fallen City


1984, Hong, directed by Ann Hui

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Sleeping Tiger


1954, UK, directed by Joseph Losey (under the pseudonym Victor Hanbury)

As so often, a viewing choice inspired by David Cairns, this is an enjoyably ripe melodrama, over-stuffed with plot and challenges to logic, but Dirk Bogarde does good sleaze, Losey directs with great energy, and the climax has a nice bit of visual poetry to it.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Man Who Cheated Himself


1950, US, directed by Felix E. Feist

A pretty classic, B-level noir, in which Lee J. Cobb's cop is bewitched and betrayed by a femme fatale, again a classically misogynistic trope of the genre. Cinematically, it's worth a look, with some striking shot choices, especially as the film reaches its climax, while there's surely a nod to Hitchcock's Suspicion in the prominent appearances of several glasses of milk. There's also a nice mix of San Francisco location work and back projection shots.

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Klaus

2019, Spain, directed by Sergio Pablos

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The Killer is Loose

1956, US, directed by Budd Boetticher

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